Cristina O'Connell is the owner of On Pointe Productions, LLC. which consists of two dance studios and a children's party company. Known by her dance students as "Ms. Cristina", her dream since she was a little girl was to open a dance studio. She is over-joyed to be sharing her knowledge and passion for dance with the students of On Pointe Dance Studios and provide a place where all dancers with different goals/ skills can excel.
Cristina started her love for dance as a regional and national competitor at conventions and competitions across the nation such as L.A. Danceforce, Tremaine, KAR and Starpower. Cristina has choreographed competitive routines and judged dance team auditions for various dance studios and high schools across Southern California including Claremont High School and Kennedy High School. In college, Cristina danced and competed as a member of the cheer squad and dance team at Fullerton College, traveling across the country to Florida and Las Vegas for national competitions. Cristina earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from Cal State Fullerton. She was also a member of Don Antonio Lugo's High School Dance Team for four years, where she competed as a soloist, jazz small group and large group member winning various awards and titles including Most Spirited Dancer and 1st place competitor.
More recently, as a choreographer, Cristina has lead her teams to earn titles of "Studio Excellence", "Video of the Year" and top overall awards. She currently sits on the boards for The Riverside Arts Council and Riverside Fox Theater Foundation and is the author of a children's book series The Everyday Adventures of Savvy & Ry.
Ms. Cristina's overall life objective is to help children build confidence and excel through the arts.